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'Love & Hip Hop: NY' Star

GUILTY of Slinging Coke & Heroin

Off to Prison After Wedding

4/22/2015 10:36 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0422-mendeeces-lhh-instagram'Love & Hip Hop' couple Mendeecees Harris and Yandy Smith might be honeymooning in a federal prison ... because the groom just plead guilty to running a drug ring in upstate NY. 

Harris struck a plea deal in the case, and will now face 5 to 40 years in the federal pen, and/or a fine of $5 million. The feds nailed him for a drug trafficking operation that shipped cocaine and heroin to Rochester for 7 years. 

Harris will remain free on bail until his sentencing in August -- good thing for him ... since he and Yandy are getting married next month on "Love & Hip Hop Live: The Wedding." By the way, he also has to surrender all his paychecks from 'LHH.' 

The only good news for Yandy -- when her hubby gets locked up ... she'll get back most of the $200k she put up for his bail when he originally got busted last year.

Drake

Seems to Confirm Nicki/Meek Engagement

4/20/2015 6:49 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Drake all but confirmed Nicki Minaj is going to marry Meek Mill ... and he did it onstage with Nicki and a VERY big ring.

Drake was performing at Coachella when Nicki jumped onstage where he began heaping praise on her, then congratulated her. He wasn't specific about her achievement, but when the 2 hugged, the ring on her finger is unmistakable.

0416-nicki-ring-instagram-01Nicki posted a pic of the ring on her finger last week, but didn't really say anything about it. Meek posted, "I wish every night could feel like last night."

Easy to read between the lines.

Rapper YC

Ex-Fiancee Willing to

Take His Creeping Ass Back

4/16/2015 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0415-yc-tia-anderson-tmz-01Rapper YC has been granted a stay of execution -- the ex-fiancee he cheated on the night before they were supposed to get married ... is willing to give him a second chance with one BIG condition.  

YC's lady, Tia Anderson tells TMZ ... the wedding could be back on IF he can stop creeping behind her back -- particularly when he's about to walk down the aisle! We broke the story -- Tia called off their Las Vegas ceremony last month when she caught him messing with a bartender.

Tia says she and YC haven't seen each other since things blew up less than 3 weeks ago, but they are texting and talking -- and he even sent her roses. He's gonna have to do way more than that.

She says the biggest issue is YC laying off the rapper lifestyle -- meaning, stop surrounding himself with groupies and THOTs. YC claims he's down to do what's necessary -- including couples counseling -- but Tia's still deciding whether she can trust him again.

Translation: His punk ass needs to suffer for a while.

Tip for YC: Record something romantic, instead of songs like "Racks." Also ... stop hooking up with random chicks.

Ray J

Big Pimpin' ...

Orders Super-Sized Stripper For Hollywood Hillbilly

4/16/2015 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Ray J Stripper Party

The epic bachelor bash Ray J threw for "Hollywood Hillbillies" star Paul "Tha Pimp" Conolon was so big and beautiful ... it apparently got him banned from Paul's future in-laws' home.

We're told Ray J and David Weintraub were in the hot seat with fiancee Dee Dee Peters' family after they threw a dicey stag party for Paul, who's obsessed with big women. So to fulfill his wish, there were plenty of over-sized strippers at the venue, Pinz Bowling Alley in the San Fernando Valley.

Who said strippers don't come cheap? The whole thing cost $750.

The good news ...  Dee Dee and Paul still got married.

We love happy endings.

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Tina Knowles

Wedding Day #2!!!

4/12/2015 5:48 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0412-tina-knowles-wedding-gallery-launch-03Tina Knowles is getting hitched for the second time, this time on a fancy yacht ... with Beyonce and Jay Z on board!

Beyonce's 61-year-old mom is marrying 67-year-old actor Richard Lawson on Sunday evening -- and the yacht is cruising around the harbor in Newport Beach, CA.   

Everyone is dressed in white, including Blue Ivy. Solange was also there along with other relatives. The boat holds 300, and we're guessing they could fill it to capacity if they want.

Tina and Beyonce showed up around noon to check out the boat.  They left together in an SUV before returning for the ceremony.

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Rapper YC

Busted Cheating in Vegas

Fiancee Ditches Him at the Altar!

4/13/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0410-yc-tia-anderson-getty-tmz-02Rapper YC -- aka Yung Chris -- just learned fidelity is a key part of marriage ... especially the night before your wedding.

YC and his GF of 5 years, Tia Anderson ... decided to elope at the end of March, and invited a handful of family and friends to join them at the Bellagio in Vegas. What they didn't plan on was the smokin' hot bartender.

YC's rep Kali Bowyer says Tia spotted YC -- best known for his hit, "Racks" -- getting handsy with a hotel bartender on Friday night ... and immediately pulled the plug on the Saturday ceremony.

YC's telling friends nothing happened with the drink-slinger, but admits it was heading in that direction. Not that it matters to Tia ... the damage was done.

As for the ring -- we're told Tia's keeping it. If YC's looking for ice ... try the bartender.

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Barry Manilow

That Song's Got a Nice Ring to It!

4/11/2015 7:49 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0411-barry-manilow-splash-01His name is Barry
He's got a ring on
And husband Garry's got one too
We all scratched and said "Who knew?"

Barry Manilow was belting out one of his many hits at the MGM Grand in Vegas with a shiny wedding ring on his finger. 

The pic doesn't show it, but we're guessing he's excited that it's out he married his longtime manager Garry Kief last year.

Now we know who Barry can't smile without.

'Bachelorette' Alum Josh Murray

Chill out BachNation ...

Ashley I. Is Still a Virgin!

4/10/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0409-ashley-josh-instagramOne photo had 'Bachelor' fans losing it ... thinking Josh Murray was rebounding from Andi Dorfman by banging famed virgin Ashley Iaconetti -- but we've learned her chastity is fully intact.

Quick backstory ... Josh was engaged to ex 'Bachelorette' Andi, but they split up in January. Ashley was a cast-off from the most recent 'Bachelor' -- best known for flaunting her virginity.

Fast-forward to Monday night ... Josh meets Ashley at a NYC sports bar -- along with a bevy of hot chicks -- then posts an Instagram with her cozying up to him. He was instantly flooded by fans sounding off -- some happy about the hook-up, but others taking it as a diss to Andi.  

Ashley tells TMZ everyone can chill because they're not dating. She says ... yes, Josh reached out to her ... and yes, she thought he was cool, but she viewed it as a group date (she brought 2 GFs for backup). So, hardly romantic and definitely bang-free. 

Andi can take a little solace, since our sources say she thought the pic was a "low blow" from Josh.

As for whether Josh and Ashley have a 2nd date? Based on the proximity of her boobs to his back ... we'd guess there's a good chance.

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Matthew Stafford & Wife

THE 2-Minute Wedding Drill

QB Recaps Party, Gifts, Honeymoon

4/7/2015 6:58 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Here's your 2-minute Matthew Stafford wedding recap -- where the Detroit Lions QB and his wife Kelly breakdown their entire insane weekend in 120 seconds. 

Among the topics: 
-- The free Nike giveaway to party guests
-- The honeymoon plans
-- Some of the best gifts they got  
-- Close up shots of Kelly's massive ring 

040715_matt_stafford_ringThe Staffords are great -- in fact, Kelly was still wearing her custom "Mrs." baseball cap from the reception while strolling through LAX on Tuesday. 

There's more ... Matt also reacts to the crap he got from a Detroit media outlet last month for not clapping enough during Michigan State vs. Oklahoma game. 

Kelly blasted the outlet at the time -- but now, it's Matt's turn ... pretty funny stuff. 

Lions QB Matt Stafford

JUST DID IT

Nike Giveaway At Wedding Bash

4/6/2015 7:13 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0406_wedding_free_nike_shoes_sub2Matt Stafford is officially a married man -- tying the knot with longtime girlfriend Kelly Hall ... and every single guest got a FREE PAIR OF NIKES!!!! 

The two got married in a lavish ceremony in Atlanta on Saturday night -- in front of friends, family members and several Detroit Lions teammates including Golden Tate (pictured below) and Joe Fauria (above left). 

But the coolest part (besides the couple getting married) ... was the wedding swag -- a free pair of Nikes to every guest and a custom airbrushed trucker hat for all.  

At the end of the night, the couple got into what appeared to be a vintage Rolls-Royce ... and well, you know what happens next -- TOUCHDOWN!!!

Mazel!  

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Rosie Huntington Whiteley

Out on the Town

With NOT Jason Statham

4/4/2015 8:52 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0404-rosie-huntington-fame-01update_graphic_red_bar11:25 AM PT Sources close to Rosie say everything is fine between Jason and her.  They say the ring is NOT an engagement ring ... it's a family heirloom she sometimes wears.  As for their relationship, "Things are 100% fine.  They still plan to move in together in their new home."  As for who the dude is, they say it's just a friend.update_grey_gray_bar

This is weird, at least on the surface.  Rosie Huntington-Whiteley was holding hands with some dude Friday night, and it definitely wasn't her rumored fiancé Jason Statham.

Rosie was leaving The Nice Guy nightclub in WeHo ... we don't know who the guy is, but they sure seem chummy.

0404-SUB-rosie-huntington-fame-02It got our attention, because just last week we broke the story Jason and Rosie went halfsies on a $13 million Bev Hills estate.  And she's been wearing what sure looks like an engagement ring ... but last night, no ring.

Maybe it's nothing, but it caught our eye.  We contacted reps for Jason and Rosie ... so far no word back.

Indiana Pizza Place

Forced to Close Doors

After Refusing to Cater Gay Wedding

4/1/2015 1:59 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0401-memories-pizza-closed-FACEBOOK-01Memories Pizza -- the first Indiana business to declare it would refuse LGBT business -- got blasted on the Internet and by phone, but the owner says there's been a huge misunderstanding ... sorta.

Kevin O’Connor tells TMZ he's had to temporarily close his business after he told a reporter he would refuse to cater a gay wedding under Indiana's new Religious Freedom Restoration Act. O'Connor says he was immediately flooded by threatening phone calls, and social media postings.

O'Connor wants to clear up one thing: He says he would never deny service to gay people in his restaurant. However, due to his religious beliefs, he does not believe in gay marriage ... and that's why he wouldn't service one.

Meanwhile, he says the threats have been serious enough that he's closing his pizza joint ... at least until the dust settles. 

Indiana's controversial law has raised a lot of questions, not the least of which is ... what gay wedding would hire a pizza place to cater?

David Arquette

Picks Spray Paint Over Strippers

For Vegas Bachelor Party

3/26/2015 2:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0326-david-arquette-graffiti-FACEBOOK-01David Arquette is an artist at heart ... even with ass in his face -- and the freshly tagged wall of a Vegas strip club proves it. 

Our stripper sources tell us ... Arquette and his boys were at the Hustler Las Vegas last weekend for his bachelor party -- but instead of draining their bank accounts for lap dances .. they went outside and put a fresh layer of graffiti on the side of the club.

David's been dabbling in graffiti, and as a Hustler L.V. regular ... we're told the club manager gave him and his crew the green light to tag at will. The whole thing took about an hour, but David's no fool ... his posse went inside for few dances before calling it a night.

At least that's the story they're telling his fiancee, Christina McLarty.

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